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The Battle of Berlin (German:Schlacht um Berlin, Russian: Берлинская наступательная операция), fought in 1945 between the forces of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union over the German capital was the final major battle in the European theater of World War II, resulting in the decimation of the German forces and the eventual surrender of Germany. It is a map featured in Battlefield 1942.

Description[edit | edit source]

"While the Western Allies have stopped at the Elbe, Russian forces are poised for the final push into Berlin. There's been heavy fighting reported throughout the city, but Red Army soldiers are determined to overtake the city street by street. On both sides casualties are high. The Germans, however, are clearly at a disadvantage and they seem to be fighting with even more desperation than ever before. They refuse to surrender, knowing that this battle could very well be their last."

— Map Briefing

Conquest[edit | edit source]

The battle is primarily an infantry map, although there are several tanks. The Soviets must advance from their uncapturable base to try to control the three capturable German outposts. The Germans are at a disadvantage with only one tank and an APC vs two Soviet T-34 tanks. The Soviet Army suffers ticket bleed that can be stopped by capturing any one of the three flags.

Berlin, like Stalingrad, has a reputation of being quite susceptible to grenade spam. Some servers have had to be modified not to allow grenades.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

Flag of the Soviet Union (1924–1955).png Red Army

M3 Half-track

Medium tank(s)


Heavy tank(s)




Flag Germany 1933.png Wehrmacht


Medium tank(s)

Panzer IV



Bases[edit | edit source]

Soviet Base[edit | edit source]

The Soviet HQ consists of a narrow street. With an MG gun in the front of spawn, Its defensive capabilities is really worth something. However the Soviet flag is rather open and can turn into a killzone with rather ease. Near the edge of intersection is a building with three levels; climbing to the third story can provide a sniping point to the street. A second entrance is located in a narrow alleyway that comes out behind the flag. It's covered to some degree by an MG position in the top floor of a building.The base is uncapturable and spawns one T-34-85, one T-34-76, and two MG emplacements.

Brunnenstrasse HQ

The Brunnenstrasses HQ is the closest flag to the Soviet flag. Its layout is an open area with a sandbag fortification against the wall. Grenades work well in this base for players who need to dislodge several enemy troops. The base spawns no vehicles or emplacements. 

Bernauer Strasse HQ[edit | edit source]

The Bernauer Strasse HQ is located right across the street from the Brunnenstrasse HQ. The flag spawns the only APC spawn in the map, which actually spawns away from the flag, out in the middle of the main street. The layout is basically a group of small buildings the northern part of the block is where two MG 42 facing towards the soviets are located an other MG emplacement is located near the actual flag itself facing towards a narrow street, The building in the northern part have some windows that face towards the little courtyard where the flag is located. Theres two ammo boxes near the actual flag itself. An APC and three MG emplacements spawn here.

German Mitte HQ[edit | edit source]

The Germans' possible last stand is located in the western part of the map. This spawns the only armor available to the Germans: a single Panzer IV. The flag is centered between several bombed out buildings. 


"It turns out that the Germans continued to fight on in hope that they could surrender to the Western Allies rather than to the Russians. Little did they know that the Americans and British had already made an act to wait at the Elbe while the Red Army marched into Berlin. Now the ruined city is quiet. Throughout the world, the supremacy of the Red Army will be remembered forever."

— Soviet victory

"This is a humiliating defeat for the Red Army. Perhaps the soldiers were overconfident, or maybe they were simply exhausted from so many battles. The Germans have withstood a vicious assault on Berlin. It's certain that the Russians will attack the city again — it's just a matter of time."

— Soviet defeat

"By holding off the Red Army, the German people live to fight another day. Many have given their lives in hopes to surrender to the Americans instead of the Russians. It seems clear now that the Americans will not advance from their positions on the Elbe. As long as the Russian Army continues to press the attack, Germany will continue to defend its homeland."

— German victory

"Berlin has fallen to the Russians. The war is over."

— German defeat

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

There was an unused MG42 at the fourth floor balcony southeast building of Bernauer Strasse HQ control point which players cannot be accessible by any means.

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